Behind the scenes look at the governance, structure and decision making, and attitudes to fees, operations and managers, of large investors.
Predictions about artificial intelligence are often dire prophecies of humanity inventing the agent of its own demise or obsolescence. But if we consider that human cognitive powers might actually grow in response to the advancement of AI, the potential outcomes become less threatening.
Tim HodgsonNovember 29, 2018
Fee compression is here to stay. Only the few active managers that have met their benchmarks over the past few years have been immune. But make no mistake, asset owners will be reviewing all strategies for their value and fee models will continue to evolve.
Amin RajanNovember 26, 2018
Since splitting from its former inhouse manager, Hermes, the £50 billion British Telecom Pension Scheme has set about redefining itself. With a self-reliance borne of technology, the fund has brought portfolios and functions inhouse and started a bigger push into mature infrastructure.
Sarah RundellNovember 14, 2018
The sheer weight of money behind the world’s largest 100 asset owners represents a huge opportunity to show leadership in the allocation of capital. A Willis Towers Watson report reveals the 100 largest and which ones are meeting the challenge.
Amanda WhiteNovember 12, 2018
The C$60 billion ($48 billion) Investment Management Corporation of Ontario, the latest kid on the block in Canada’s pension scene, is planning its asset allocation 2.0, which will involve more private and direct investments, more internalisation and lower costs. Amanda White spoke to chief executive Bert Clark and chief investment officer Jean Michel.
Amanda WhiteNovember 8, 2018
PennPSERS has announced it pays its private equity GPs about 20 per cent of investment profits. The reveal from the $56.7 billion public pension fund, which came after a laborious process involving 500 staff hours, expands on its commitment to transparency.
Michael Benson, James Grossman and Evelyn WilliamsNovember 6, 2018